Bits & Bytes: WAM Theatre reading; Stockbridge cemetery walk; South County Whalers in tournament final; Miró Quartet at Tannery Pond; SummerFest information

Cemetery walk: Stockbridge residents invented, discovered, created, and excelled in a variety of fields including art, science, technology, and sports. Learn who they were, what they did, and why their names are still famous in their fields.

WAM Theatre presents ‘Water By the Spoonful’

Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes' "Water By the Spoonful" is the featured work of the next installment of WAM Theatre's 2015 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series.
Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes’ “Water By the Spoonful” is the featured work of the next installment of WAM Theatre’s 2015 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series.

West Stockbridge — WAM Theatre has announced the cast for its reading of the Pulitzer prize-winning “Water by the Spoonful” by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the next event in its 2015 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. WAM Theatre will present the reading on Sunday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at No. Six Depot Roastery and Café.

Director Molly Clancy, WAM Artistic Associate and Curator of the 2015 Fresh Takes Series, explains the setting of the play: ” ’Water by the Spoonful’ weaves parallel stories of a young Iraq veteran with the on-line lives of a group of recovering addicts who meet regularly in a chatroom. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace, birth families splinter and online families collide.”

The cast of “Water by the Spoonful” features Gideon Bautista as Elliot Ortiz, Barby Cardillo as Odessa Ortiz, Daniella Malave as Yazmin Ortiz, Zoe Laiz as Orangutan, Warren Jackson as Chutes&Ladders, Kevin Gardner as Fountainhead, and Tony Pallone as A Ghost/Professor Aman.

There are only 25 tickets available for the reading. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Due to the limited availability, advance booking is highly recommended. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the café prior to the reading.

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Cemetery walk: ‘Outstanding in their fields: Surprising local experts’

Stockbridge — On Saturday, August 1 at 4 p.m., volunteers from the Stockbridge Library, Museum, & Archives will lead a new cemetery walk: “Outstanding in Their Fields: Some Surprising Local Experts.” Stockbridge residents invented, discovered, created, and excelled in a variety of fields including art, science, technology, and sports. Learn who they were, what they did, and why their names are still famous in their fields.

The tour will gather at the cemetery gate on Main Street. Parking is available at the old Town Hall across from the gate. A $5 donation is requested. For more information contact the Stockbridge Library at (413) 298-5501 or ksmarshall03@gmail.com

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South County 40+ soccer team seeks 3-peat in championship game

Great Barrington — The South County Whalers soccer team has made the Berkshire County Over-40 Tournament Final, to be played at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 on the varsity field at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. The Whalers are the two-time defending Tournament champions, having defeated Williamstown in 2014 and Pittsfield in 2013. The South County team finished first during the 2015 regular season and will play its archrival, Pittsfield, in the tournament final. The two teams split their first two meetings this season, with each winning on the other’s home ground. South County and Pittsfield have won the majority of the regular season and tournament championships over the course of the league’s first eleven years. Contact lanes@mac.com for more information.

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The Miró Quartet at Tannery Pond

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The Miró Quartet.

New Lebanon, N.Y. — On Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m., Tannery Pond Concerts presents the Miró Quartet. Named for celebrated Spanish Catalan artist Joan Miró whose surrealist works explore memory and imaginative fantasy, the quartet consists of violinists Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violist John Largess, and cellist Joshua Gindele and is the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Texas Austin. The quartet will be performing Schubert’s Quartet in G major, No. 15 and Beethoven’s Quartet in C-sharp minor, No. 14, Op. 131:2.

For more information and tickets, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or call (888) 820-1696.

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Downloadable SummerFest forms

Great Barrington — SummerFest Weekend will take place Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30 and will feature movies, music, fireworks, and more. Online registration forms can be downloaded by those interested in vending food or crafts at the event or participating in the pet parade. Contact the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce at (413) 528-4284 with any questions.

–E.E.